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sawdust123

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I am considering a new trade show display for my company (not a DJ company). I need to show pulses of light traveling through a few feet of rope light in different directions. Some of these pulses need to begin in the middle of the rope and others will begin at the end. It seems like I will need individually addressed RGB LEDs. I'm sure such things are out there but was wondering if anyone had dealt with a particularly easy one to work with.
 

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If you only need a few dots, the Chauvet Freedom stick has 16 addressable RGB pods .. it's also wireless and battery powered which give some options.

They're like 50" long.

 
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If you only need a few dots, the Chauvet Freedom stick has 16 addressable RGB pods .. it's also wireless and battery powered which give some options.

They're like 50" long.

I am aware of the sticks. I need a flexible solution though. I want to create a display that simulates pulses traveling down optical fiber and hitting points of reflection (e.g. connectors). It is for a fiber optics conference later in the year.
 

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This doesn't answer your question, but this company looks like they have all the LED strips and a bunch of control options. Might be worth outreach to someone that sells this stuff: https://superlightingled.com/

I found them looking at this video on youtube:

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOaY16ApWlw


It looks like cool stuff, but I have no idea how easy it is to program or manipulate.
 

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I am aware of the sticks. I need a flexible solution though. I want to create a display that simulates pulses traveling down optical fiber and hitting points of reflection (e.g. connectors). It is for a fiber optics conference later in the year.
Pardon my ignorance of the technology...
but you can't use fiber optics to simulate something to do with fiber optics?
 

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Pardon my ignorance of the technology...
but you can't use fiber optics to simulate something to do with fiber optics?
While a good idea, this would only lights the ends of the fiber and not illuminate areas between the ends of the fiber. Additionally, unless you're looking at the end of the fiber, you wouldn't even see it. Depending on the size of the area this is shown in, your audience may not see it at all.
 
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While a good idea, this would only lights the ends of the fiber and not illuminate areas between the ends of the fiber. Additionally, unless you're looking at the end of the fiber, you wouldn't even see it. Depending on the size of the area this is shown in, your audience may not see it at all.
I know...
but my snarky question was an opportunity that was too good to pass up.
 
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Pardon my ignorance of the technology...
but you can't use fiber optics to simulate something to do with fiber optics?
Since light travels at the speed of light, it is difficult to show a pulse of light traveling through a fiber. I need to slow this waaaaayyyyyy down. Also, fiber optic cables work by keeping light within the core (typically just 62.5, 50 or 9 microns wide). I need the light to escape so people can visualize this.
 
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Here's a pixel mappable RGB LED strip (they also have RGBW). 5m reel, cuttable at each LED, up to 510 channels (170 LEDs per 5m).

 
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